BTW El Guincho’s second album Pop Negro is out this fall. As an ongoing bonus, he’s releasing Piratas de Sudamérica, a series of limited-edition five-song EPs that are set to “run concurrently to [his] main albums.” Each features rearranged and reinterpreted South American standards and “lost classics” and includes guest collaborators. The highly enjoyable first volume, out 7/13 via Young Turks, finds Julieta Venegas and Adrián de Alfonso assisting El G in a laid-back tropical set. Stream it at Soundcloud. It’s more straightforward/less looped than usual El Guincho. In July you could own it on a 12″.